Historian, Data Server, Data Analysis…

Historian With Databases In Local DB Or Cloud

The Platform.NExT ™ Historian module guarantees innovative high performing process data recording with and security intact.

It is essential that every modern production system ensure correct and efficient data recording to enable efficient and effective analysis of information vital for improving productivity.

Platform.NExT™ uses innovative criteria to record historical data, to archive plant system data on a database, hard disk, or to offsite cloud storage, and guarantee everlasting performance and security independently from the volume of data involved. Using the Progea VFS (Virtual File System) technology the persistent data model, integrated in Platform.NExT™, enables project independence from servers and database formats so that users can define elsewhere to archive data other than their project. Data can be archived on file locally, in a relational database (MS SQL Server used by default), or in the cloud, using cloud computer technologies. Platform.NExT™ can record associated variables using one or more Historian prototypes from the data server resource, allowing user projects to adapt to client requirements instantly with ease.

The properties of each individual Historian prototype can be defined and configured with specific recording criteria (on event, change or cyclic), the value type to be sampled, (absolute, percentages, etc.) and data destination. Each individual tag defined in the address space can then be associated with a Historian model to create its own simple and flexible archive configuration. The Platform.NExT™ recording engine uses advanced compressed algorithms to increase performance and maintain the recording flow of huge data volumes.

Historical data managed by the Historian module are displayable using the powerful Movicon.NExT ™ analysis tools

A major part of the Movicon. NExT™ HMI module toolbox permits allow database connectivity to represent and manipulate linked data tables, independently from the fact that they have been recorded by the Platform.NExT™ Historian engine: ComboBox, Lists, Grids and many other controls have been predisposed for creating interfaces for displaying and manipulating database table data.

Trends, Data Analysis, and Tables

Sophisticated Trend objects allow access to data and can display curves to represent process data behaviors. The Trends can be both dynamic or historical(run-pause) and they also provide other sophisticated features for displaying values graphically in addition to ample pen and legend customization. They have also been designed to display data by time/date range along with a range of filters that include zooming, pen selection, logarithmic scales, fit-into-one-page

graphics and printing. The Trends also can be configured in Runtime and the VBA feature provides maximum configurability allowing users to create their own powerful Trend Template objects.

The Data Analysis objects have been enhanced to provide more sophisticated modes for performing effective analysis on historical data shown graphically.   The Data Analysis objects allow users to apply fast analysis according to set time/date ranges using comparison and overlapping curves. This includes, for example, analysis with sampling curves or curves for comparing different periods (e.g. comparing values from one year to those from a previous year), where measures are taken by tracing lines between different chart points to obtain the difference in values.